Schneps Media, helmed by publisher Clifford Luster and editor-in-chief Robert Pozarycki, published the first edition of the new amNewYork on Tuesday.
The newly designed and staffed paper, which launched in 2003, is the highest daily circulation newspaper in the city and is the media company’s first daily.
Every day, amNewYork will be pooling resources from its network of community publications to deliver hyperlocal news, from transit issues to entertainment around the city and more.
The first edition of the re-launched newspaper covered the city’s borough-based jail plan, East Harlem’s crumbling East River Esplanade, outrage over another cyclist death in Queens, Gov. Cuomo’s take on make a statue to honor Saint Francis Cabrini and much more. And don’t worry, horoscopes and the Sudoku and KenKen puzzles remain.
In an editorial on Monday, the paper promised its commitment to “become an even stronger voice in New York City” and be a “go-to” resource for transit information.
Its team of reporters — transit editor Vincent Barone, digital editor Shaye Weaver, Mark Hallum, Gabe Herman, Alejandra O’Connell-Domench, and Alex Mitchell — have spent their careers across the five boroughs covering community boards, police activity and crime, politics, real estate, city government, food, drink, entertainment and things to do.
Once its website, amNY.com, returns next week, the outlet will have a digital-first focus, reporting all the news you need to know as a resident of New York City.
Schneps Media, which has been in the industry since 1985 with the launch of the Queens Courier, has expanded over the years to include more than 70 newspapers and websites across the city, including The TimesLedger, Bronx Times, The Villager, Long Island Press and the Spanish-language paper Noticia Long Island.
In an effort to provide complete coverage, amNewYork is asking readers to request coverage on specific issues by taking a survey at amnys